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Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2: Foodimal Frenzy Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on September 20th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: COLORFUL MATCH-3
A Match-3 game in honor of the forthcoming movie release, Foodimal Frenzy is simple fun but nothing hugely exciting.
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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 to Bring Puzzling Gameplay This Week, September 19th

Posted by Andrew Stevens on September 16th, 2013

PlayFirst revealed that the upcoming game Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 will be released later this week on September 19th. The puzzle game will have players saving as many food animals as possible by chaining and matching together foodimals in fast-paced gameplay. Who's ready to begin their quest through the edible island?

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Lee Hamlet on August 26th, 2013
Our rating: starstarblankstarblankstarblankstar :: MINDLESS SMITING
Another uninspired movie tie-in to add to the pile, Mortal Instruments is as soulless as the monsters that players are forced to hunt. Even fans will have a hard time enjoying this one.
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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Brings Demon Hunting Action To iOS

Posted by Andrew Stevens on August 15th, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarblankstarblankstarblankstar :: MINDLESS SMITING :: Read Review »

PlayFirst and Sony Pictures Consumer Products have come together to introduce The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones; a mobile game that's based on the motion picture. The action role-playing title is now available for free and has players taking the role of a Shadowhunter with only one goal in mind: defeat vampires, warlocks, and other demon creatures to save New York City.

If the movie has you excited, which will release on August 21st, then you should check out the free app as well!

Diner Dash Rush Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on July 2nd, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SPEED FOCUSED SERVING
Incorporating a blitz style mentality with Time Management gaming makes for a fast paced Diner Dash experience.
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Diner Dash Rush Has Players Moving Quickly To Feed Many Customers

Posted by Andrew Stevens on June 28th, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SPEED FOCUSED SERVING :: Read Review »

PlayFirst has released a new title in the Diner Dash series called Diner Dash Rush, which adds new speeds, features, and competitions to partake in. Players must help Flo seat, serve, and satisfy as many hungry customers as possible before time expires. The game also features a new Happy Hour mode that gives players the opportunity to earn lots of bonus coins. Get ready to use all new boosts, such as the ability to freeze time and run faster, which will help you rush on up the leaderboard!

This Week at 148Apps: June 2-6

Posted by Chris Kirby on July 8th, 2012

This week at 148Apps.com was all about the red, white, and blue as we celebrated the 4th of July. Writer Lisa Caplan contributed to the festivities with her list of Favorite Four apps for Independence Day. She writes, "It’s July 4th, so we hope most Americans are out celebrating and reading this on an iPhone or iPad or between activities. But if you are still looking for apps to help make the day even better, we’ve rounded up four of our favorties that commemorate everything from US History to the traditional BBQ for you here."

See Lisa's complete list at 148Apps.com.

GiggleApps stayed on a vacation theme with its review of Miny Moe Car. Reviewer Amy Solomon says, "Miny Moe Car is a charming and fun simulated driving app that toddlers and children in preschool will enjoy. I have always been a fan of this type of toy, both as an arcade game as well as a simple children’s plaything. I remember when my son was just a year old, I bought him the most realistic driver I could find – a toy he still enjoys today. A search on iTunes will find a few applications of this type that mostly show a POV from the driver’s seat of a car or other vehicle. This is also the case for this application which does a really nice job of recreating the driving experience for toddlers."

Read Amy's complete review on GiggleApps.com.

And finally at 148Apps.biz, Carter Dotson reported on a new study revealing the iPad as the number one gaming platform. Dotson writes, "Tablets and phones are vastly different devices. This seems obvious, but in reality, they really aren’t: the difference between the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2 is basically different sized screens. However, the way that users, especially gamers, use the two devices is still dramatically different, according to PlayFirst, via Pocket Gamer. Tablet users are playing more games than phone users are, and they’re spending more on games."

Read the full report at 148Apps.biz.

That's the end of this week's happenings, but there's always more news, reviews and contests headed your way across the 148Apps network. Just follow us on Twitter or Like us on Facebook to keep track of all the goings-on. Until next week, enjoy the fireworks!

Special Valentine's Day Recipe For Cooking Dash Players

Posted by Jennifer Allen on February 2nd, 2012

Fans of enjoyable time management game Cooking Dash will have noticed, in recent times, the addition of the 'HSN Cooks with Emeril' venue, incorporating celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse and HSN, the Home Shopping Network. Such an addition gave players special discounts on real-life Emeril kitchenware.

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, such a promotion has gone one step further. By signing up from within the game, players can receive a free bread pudding recipe by Emeril Lagasse, as well as a coupon for 15% off their entire next purchase at HSN.com. Players can find the recipe inside the aforementioned 'HSN Cooks with Emeril' restaurant venue.

Cooking Dash, and its Deluxe sibling, is already a fantastic example of the time management genre, easily bringing countless hours of entertainment. The romantic touch makes it all the more worthwhile to give a play. It's an ideal inclusion for such a cookery focused title.

Why not check it out now?

Cooking Dash Kicks it Up a Notch with Emeril Lagasse

Posted by Jordan Minor on November 7th, 2011
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Fans of games like Diner Dash and Parking Dash are familiar with the work of PlayFirst. With Cooking Dash they are looking to break out even further into the mainstream with the help of two powerful partners: celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse and HSN. Those with the iPhone game can now access a free update with the new "HSN Cooks with Emeril" mode.

Cooking Dash has players controlling Flo as she takes on the hectic responsibilities of running a restaurant. As players progress they gain access to new, more challenging venues. One of the key features of this update is that it allows players, with Emeril's help, to try running a restaurant featuring food from Mr. Lagasse himself. Also, all the equipment players will encounter is official Emerilware cooking supplies. By working with HSN, the game then allows players to purchase those very same supplies through PlayFirst's new DashMart virtual store.

The update is currently live and in celebration, PlayFirst is offering Cooking Dash for $0.99 instead of its usual price of $2.99. Anyone who liked Cooking Dash but thought it needed more catchphrases like "bam" and whatnot might give "HSN Cooks with Emeril" a shot.

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Egg vs. Chicken Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on February 25th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: FANTASTIC
Egg vs. Chicken combines match three mechanics with tower defense gameplay. It's a fantastic combination.
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Diner Dash

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Steven Wong on October 28th, 2008
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: RECOMMENDED
Easy to pick up and play
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